Category: Featured

  • Re-Visiting The Indigenous Past Of Northeast India

    Re-Visiting The Indigenous Past Of Northeast India

    With the advent of modern science, the recent decades has seen urban influence penetrating even the lives of those who remain far away from cities. The same applies here in Northeast India. The indigenous peoples of the region, who occupy a remote frontiers consisting of rainforests and Himalayan mountains, have been witnessing the advent of […]

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  • The Adi People of Arunachal Pradesh | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

    The Adi People of Arunachal Pradesh | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

    Adi, meaning “hill man” or “man of hill”, is a large tribe inhabiting the unspoiled valleys of the Brahmaputra River during its course in South Tibet. In Occupied Tibet, they are referred to as the Lhoba people but remain recognized by the government of China. With no written records, myths say that the Adis migrated […]

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  • The Konyak People of Nagaland | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

    The Konyak People of Nagaland | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

    “The Konyak performs no rites or ceremonies till the sowing begins. He realizes that the cutting of the jungle and the proper clearing of the fields depends only on the efficiency of man. Why should he trouble the Gods? But when the seed is entrusted to the earth, where hundreds of dangers may threaten the […]

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  • Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

    Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

    It has been exciting times. The United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is coming up next month, and we have been engaging with three very thoughtful online campaigns/events meant for indigenous peoples. Based in a land of tribes, it is very inspiring for us to see people across the world uniting and […]

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  • Responsible Tourism Project Report: Tree Planting with Jadav Payeng in Assam

    Responsible Tourism Project Report: Tree Planting with Jadav Payeng in Assam

    Little more than a year back, we’d enthusiastically begun our first responsible tourism project – a fundraiser meant to assist the forest man of India – Jadav Payeng, in his quest to grow more trees in the Brahmaputra Valley. With this post today, Greener Pastures is proud to announce that the fundraiser has been successful. […]

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  • Wildlife Tourism in Assam

    Wildlife Tourism in Assam

    Assam is a north-eastern state of India with its capital at Dispur (a suburb of Guwahati City) and can be aptly described as “the land of the red river and blue hills”. Known as one of the richest biodiversity zones in the world, it consists of tropical rainforests, deciduous forests, riverine grasslands, bamboo orchards and […]

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  • Eco-Tourism in Northeast India – 6 Responsible Cottages And Homestays

    Eco-Tourism in Northeast India – 6 Responsible Cottages And Homestays

    Northeast India is not one of those destinations found in every traveler’s list. This is mostly because of the region’s remoteness, closeness to sensitive international borders and absence of proper infrastructure. Call it godsend, the niche tourism acts as a safeguard to the region’s rich but delicate environment and cultures, whereas, if mass tourism was […]

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  • Shillong – Travel Guide for Couples and Honeymooners

    Shillong – Travel Guide for Couples and Honeymooners

    Shillong can arguably be said to be the most charming hill-station of India. Located in Meghalaya, a land famous for receiving the highest rainfall in the world and aptly called the ‘abode of clouds’, it is during the monsoon season when Shillong turns magical. Countless waterfalls and lakes come alive, caves become slippery and clouds play an unending […]

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  • Bihu Festival of Assam: A Season of Zest

    Bihu Festival of Assam: A Season of Zest

    We wish our readers and guests a Happy Rongali Bihu! Hoping that the noise and celebration we create in Assam has its good vibes felt all over the world, especially on a day when the world saw bombings in Boston, a major earthquake in Iran and a minor one at our home. Three times a […]

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  • A Documentary on the Brokpas: Semi Nomadic Yak Herders Of Arunachal Pradesh

    via Vimeo: Shot over a period of one year from support from the UNESCO-MacArthur Foundation, the above incredible film portrays the story of the Brokras, who are semi-nomadic yak herders living in the remote mountains of western Arunachal Pradesh. They are perhaps are one of the most fascinating tribes of the region who spend few months every […]

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